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Inscribed scarab with uraei

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Greenish blue faience scarab with schematic back type. Base inscribed with uraei pendant from a papyrus thicket, surrounding a hieroglyphic inscription.


By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15, 1648–1540 B.C.


Height x width x length: 1 cm x 1.3 cm x 1.7 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids